BRIGHTON – Will Monte’s path to owning his own diner was a winding one, but he eventually returned to Brighton, where he says he is now reconnecting with regular visitors he has prepared many years ago.

The Will’s Diner diner opened in the winter at 1009 E. Grand River Ave., in a place that has been occupied by a variety of snacks for years.

The 39-year-old Montera, who for years worked at a number of restaurants in southeastern Michigan, was a chef at the same location in the early 2010s when he was hired by Lucas Coney Island.

“This area is very hospitable to the restaurant industry and people have known me before,” he said.

George’s Coney Island in Brighton, which also occupied the place, closed in 2020, and Montera said he knew right away that he wanted to open his own diner in the space.

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